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Monday, November 15, 2010

Fog at the Flatwoods, Pt. I

I half "came-to" early in the morning again a little while back and saw thick fog outside, so I dragged my tired butt out of bed, grabbed my camera and headed to the Abita Creek Flatwoods Preserve. I spent 2 hours there before the fog finally lifted.



One of the many bluebird houses at the site.

It may be stereotypical, but I converted a number of shots to black and white.

Dew-covered web (click for larger view.)

The sun got much higher than this before finally clearing the fog away (around 9:30am.)





There's more to share again, so stay tuned for Part II!

21 comments:

Kelly said...

OMG! Is there a forest fire nearby???

Just kiddin'. I like your foggy pics. They give off a slightly creepy, surreal, yet tranquil feeling all at once. Well done!

Charles Gramlich said...

Wish I would have been able to go with you. That might have been the day I had to work. Sigh. Great pics.

Halcyon said...

These kind of shots look great in B&W. Love the last one especially.

Cloudia said...

Glad you did!


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Aimless Writer said...

Great pics. Very surreal.

Travis Cody said...

I like them all, but my favorite is the last one. The composition is excellent.

levian said...

absolutely beautiful shots! however i would prefer colored ones instead of black n white. my favorite is the first.

Funkkeejooce said...

Beautiful pictures Lana! :) The forest looks peaceful....and cold. If I were you, I probably would have wanted to go back to bed but great thing you didn't. Love the B&W pictures. :)

Lana Gramlich said...

Kelly, Cloudia, Aimless Writer & levian; Thanks!

Charles; Yes, you had to work. I'm sorry you didn't get to come along. Hopefully next time. ;)

Halcyon; Considering the subject, even the color shots were mostly grays, anyway. Glad you like the b/w.

Travis C.; Thank you. That's my favorite, too. The fog wasn't as thick, there in the woods, but I like the outcome, anyway. ;)

Funkkeejooce; Thank you. Living in S. Louisiana, it doesn't GET very cold, fortunately. That morning was a sweater morning (& the sweater came off before I left for home.) When it comes to thick fog like this, I'd always rather be out in it, actually. It's so surreal and quiet. Love the experience.

Lynda Lehmann said...

Now you've done it, Lana! This is a terrific collection of fog photos. It's really strange how fog can be equally alluring and menacing...

I wonder if there have been any painters who concentrated on fog. Do you know of any?

Erik Donald France said...

Absolutely beautiful~ and eerie, too.

Lana Gramlich said...

Lynda; Thanks! I don't know of any painters who focused primarily on fog, myself. I'll let you know if I come across any, though.

Erik; Thanks. I love fog. :)

Sphinx Ink said...

What wonderful foggy-day pix. And the black-and-white makes them even better.

I always love your work!

Maalie said...

Breathtaking pictures Lana! I remember seeing those Bluebird nest boxes when I visited the Everglades.

Chrissy said...

Beautiful shots and so atmospheric. I think the B&W works so well for these ~ Lovely :D

Mario said...

Beautiful shots of wonderous scenes emerging from the fog. Love to see this in bw too :)

Lana Gramlich said...

Sphinx Ink; Thanks, hon. :)

Maalie; Thanks! There are quite a few bluebird conservation efforts in our general area, which is nice to see. We even get them on occasion around our house.

Chrissy; Thanks. :)

Mario; Thank you kindly. I'm glad you like them. :)

Michelle (artscapes) said...

Wow!! A whole book on fog.. I see it... :-)

Lana Gramlich said...

Michelle; Nice idea! I think I need more fog photos 1st, though. (Believe me, I'm keeping an eye on the weather these days, just in case!)

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful capture, Lana! I love foggy scenes.

Lana Gramlich said...

Thank, Eileen! :)

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